Chapter 24
General Offenses
Article I.  Contraband
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of Henderson County 4-20-2016]
§ 24-1. Title.
This Article I shall be referred to as the "Henderson County Detainee Contraband Ordinance."
§ 24-2. Prohibition against Contraband for County Detainees.  
A.
It shall be unlawful to provide, bring, deliver, pass or otherwise make available to any person who is in the
custody of the Sheriff of Henderson County, or to attempt to do so, any item or substance forbidden by the rules
and/or policies of the Sheriff when such rules and/or policies have been published by the Sheriff on the Sheriff’s
website and in the main lobby of the Henderson County Detention Center.
B.
It shall be unlawful for any person in the custody of the Sheriff of Henderson County to possess any item or
substance forbidden by the rules and/or policies of the Sheriff when such rules and/or policies have been
published by the Sheriff on the Sheriff’s website and in the main lobby and the booking area of the Henderson
County Detention Center, or have been otherwise provided or communicated to the detainee.
§ 24-3. Confiscation of Contraband from Detainees.
Any item or substance which a person in the custody of the Sheriff of Henderson County is prohibited from
possessing by state law or which is not authorized by the rules and/or policies of the Sheriff, when found in the
possession of a detainee, may be confiscated and disposed of in accordance with all applicable North Carolina
and/or Federal laws.
§ 24-4. Limitation.
Nothing in this Article shall be construed to limit the attorney-client privilege as it exists or may hereafter exist
under North Carolina and/or Federal law or to limit the provisions of Article 48 of Chapter 15A of the North
Carolina General Statutes or any other laws pertaining to a defendant’s right to discovery in criminal cases.